Editor’s Notebook: 6/28/12


Jeff Genung
• So today’s Sports pages looked sports-ish, did they not? Day One of Pat Newell’s vacation, and the search for “agate” has already grown tiresome.
• Not the mention the fact that his vacation interrupts mine – no Summer Fridays Off for me until after Gus Macker. The sacrifices I make for this paper, I swear.
• Speaking of Gus Macker, we’re getting ready to put out our one and only Saturday edition of the year next weekend – hot off the presses first thing in the morning and into your hands courtside on East Main Street. This three-section special edition will be jam-packed with Gus Macker-related stories and photos, as well as the only place you’ll find the complete roster of players and court-by-court game assignments and brackets. And best of all? It’s FREE! And second best of all? You can get it for FREE directly for our hot little hands – Brian, Julian, Shawn, Brad and I will be donning paper-boy carrier bags that morning and passing them out to our adoring fans. I mean Gus Macker fans. Yeah, Gus Macker fans!
• Brian Golden just returned from the Chenango County Courthouse, where attorneys on both sides of the Wlasiuk murder case gave their closing statements today – all day. Again, unlike what you see on TV, where the final arguments are about 1:30 (and delivered with a fiery passion by Sam Waterston), these real-life closers are loooong. Hours and hours long. Tomorrow morning, the judge will give an equally lengthy “charge to the jurors,” and then it’s all in their hands. Wanna bet how long it will take them to come back with a verdict?

• So today’s Sports pages looked sports-ish, did they not? Day One of Pat Newell’s vacation, and the search for “agate” has already grown tiresome.

• Not the mention the fact that his vacation interrupts mine – no Summer Fridays Off for me until after Gus Macker. The sacrifices I make for this paper, I swear.

• Speaking of Gus Macker, we’re getting ready to put out our one and only Saturday edition of the year next weekend – hot off the presses first thing in the morning and into your hands courtside on East Main Street. This three-section special edition will be jam-packed with Gus Macker-related stories and photos, as well as the only place you’ll find the complete roster of players and court-by-court game assignments and brackets. And best of all? It’s FREE! And second best of all? You can get it for FREE directly for our hot little hands – Brian, Julian, Shawn, Brad and I will be donning paper-boy carrier bags that morning and passing them out to our adoring fans. I mean Gus Macker fans. Yeah, Gus Macker fans!

• Brian Golden just returned from the Chenango County Courthouse, where attorneys on both sides of the Wlasiuk murder case gave their closing statements today – all day. Again, unlike what you see on TV, where the final arguments are about 1:30 (and delivered with a fiery passion by Sam Waterston), these real-life closers are loooong. Hours and hours long. Tomorrow morning, the judge will give an equally lengthy “charge to the jurors,” and then it’s all in their hands. Wanna bet how long it will take them to come back with a verdict?